Juliane Block Biography
Juliane made her directorial debut with the short film ‘Unsecured Loan’ in 2007 which subsequently got her accepted as a director into the 2008 Berlinale Talentcampus with Mike Figgis as her mentor. The success of her award-winning first zero-budget feature ‘Emperor’, gave her the traction to move on to direct her second feature ‘Kinks’, which won the Best Asian Comedy Award at the Colortape Film Festival in Australia.
Her 13 short films have been screened around the world and the feature ‘Trainstation’, a collaborative effort she is involved in as director, won Best Feature at the Los Angeles Diversity Festival and Best Feature at the Kansas International Film Festival in 2016, as well as the Special Jury Award at the Film Fest Kosova. Her feature ‘8 Remains’ was released theatrically in November 2018, and won the Jury Special Award during the 2019 Capital Filmmakers Festival in Berlin.
Block then teamed up with Wolf-Peter Arand and together with Executive Producers Malcolm Winter and Monika Gergelova they moved from zero-budget to low-budget, shooting first ‘3 Lives’, which was released in North America in August 2019, and ‘The Curse of Hobbes House’, in post-production as of February 2020.